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Farallon Clarinet Quintet presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music
Noe Valley Ministry
San Francisco, CA
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Farallon Clarinet Quintet presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music
On Sunday May 21, 2017 at 4pm, NVCM closes its 24th season with the outstanding Farallon Quintet. This ensemble of Bay Area virtuosi is exclusively dedicated to the clarinet quintet -string quartet plus clarinet -and mines a rich repertoire of beloved classics, rarely heard gems and newly commissioned works by living composers. For this performance, Jose Gonzalez Granero will perform in place of Natalie Parker

Jose Gonzalez Granero, clarinet
Jeremy Preston, violin
Matthew Oshida, violin
Elizabeth Prior, viola
Jonah Kim, cello

3:00pm Doors Open
3:15pm  "Musical Conversations": a pre-concert talk with Scott Foglesong
4:00pm  Performance

The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including a short intermission with wine and cheese. Audience members have the chance to mingle with the performers immediately following the performance.

Works Chad Cannon, Durwynne Hsieh, and more!

TICKETS are $15-30, FREE for children 12 and under.
($30 at the door; with a discount for students, seniors and advance purchases.)

Childcare is available. Please allow time to look for street parking.

Farallon Quintet, founded in the summer of 2012, is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the repertoire for clarinet quintetstring quartet plus clarinet. In addition to playing the classics, the quintet seeks to perform rarely heard works, innovative arrangements, and new music by living composers. With well over 600 existing clarinet quintets to choose from, the ensemble offers diverse and engaging programs to the general public. In addition to formal concerts, the musicians look for opportunities to present informal educational programs at such venues as schools, hospitals, museums, and retirement communities. To date, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered new works by Chad Cannon, Durwynne Hsieh, Jay Sydeman, Jose Gonzalez Granero, Peter Josheff, and Emily Onderdonk.

The quintet is made up of leading Bay Area musicians Natalie Parker, clarinet; Jeremy Preston and Matthew Oshida, violins; Elizabeth Prior, viola; Jonah Kim, cello who are principal players in such orchestras as the San Francisco Ballet, Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Modesto Symphony, and the Sacramento Philharmonic. As a group, the quintet is currently ensemble-in-residence at Old First Concerts in San Francisco and recently received grants from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. Their 2014-15 season consisted of over 20 performances throughout Northern California, sextet collaborations with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, and several new music commissions.

The group takes its name from the Farallon Islands, located right off the coast of San Francisco. In addition to being a landmark location close to where the players live and work, its meaningpillar or steep rock in Spanishindicates the groups vision to become an important pillar or rock in classical music by building awareness around the lesser known yet musically significant clarinet quintet repertoire. The Farallon Islands also represent the groups inspiration which is founded in the simplicity and beauty of nature. In fact, the group is known to intersperse rehearsals with hikes in the mountains and road tripsall with the intent to discover the natural beauties of Northern California.

*About Noe Valley Chamber Music

Noe Valley Chamber Music (NVCM) has been presenting superb chamber music to audiences in Noe Valley since 1992. NVCM ticket holders have an opportunity to hear and meet the Bay Area's finest musicians, ensembles, and vocalists in the authentic yet informal chamber music tradition. This concert series allows both established and emerging local artists to develop audiences for their work, and to perform new, old or unusual repertoire in an intimate setting.

For more information please contact Tiffany Loewenberg, Executive Director, NVCM at or call (415) 648-5236 or visit our website



Noe Valley Ministry (View)
1021 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States

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